Video: How did the BMW logo actually come about?

Many, even BMW, have long come to adopt that the company’s logo originated from the movement of an aircraft propeller that signified white blades cutting through the blue sky. BMW adopted that interpretation in 1929, twelve years after the logo was created.

It is true that the round logo actually evolved from the similar circular Rapp Motorenwerke company logo, a company from which BMW grew. However, it is still in dispute whether the blue and white represent white blades cutting through the blue sky or the colors of the Free State of Bavaria.

Check out this short video from BMW explaining the story behind the company’s logo.

Hit the jump for the video.

– By: Omar Rana